Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Golden Rule wins CLC Seal of Approval

The Golden Rule - Treat others the way you'd like to be treated.

The Golden Rule – Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.

I am so thrilled and honored to announce that The Golden Rule has won it’s first Award:  The Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval!!!

The Golden Rule, by Sherrill S. Cannon, earns the CLC Seal of Approval
The Golden Rule, by Sherrill S. Cannon, is a fantastic book which teaches and inspires youngsters to be kind. Penned in rhyme, with a lyrical cadence, this book is well written and has a powerful message that will ring true with kids on many levels. The Golden Rule is fun to read and is sure to become a favorite with parents, teachers, caregivers and children.

The Golden Rule is recommended for home and school libraries and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

LITERARY CLASSICS Book Awards & Reviews International Book Awards • Top Honors Youth Book Awards • Seal of Approval
Posted by Literary Classics Book Awards at 10:47 AM

Labels: Books about being kind for children, Books about the golden rule for kids, Books for children with a message, Books with a message for kids

Thanks Golly Gee pers for the Tweet!!

Manner-Man Winner of 10 Awards

Manner-Man Winner of 10 Awards

Golly Gee pers!
‏@gollygee_pers Golly Gee pers!

Retweeted Sherrill Cannon and added:
Terrific lyrical, charming story about #manners. Great job!

Golly Gee pers! added,
Sherrill Cannon @sherrillcannon
Meet the children who form the Manner-Man Team and find out how to join! Manner-Man, a kid’s Superhero!! –

This above link is to a Flip Book of selected pages of Manner-Man 

Fun to Find on’s Award Winning Books

8 Awards, including  Illustration Award for Kalpart!

8 Awards, including Illustration Award for Kalpart!

5 results for Books : Children’s Books : Growing Up & Facts of Life : Friendship, Social Skills & School Life : Tolerance :

“awards winning books”






Fun to Find on the Reader Views Literary Awards Site!

Reader Views Literary Awards 2016

Reader Views Literary Awards 2016

(By the way, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! is about computer terms and good listening…not a science project!)

Zayden is a Superhero on the Manner-Man Team

So happy to see this from Zayden’s Mom on Facebook, and wanted to share!

Zayden is a Superhero on the Manner-Man Team!

Zayden is a Superhero on the Manner-Man Team!

He’s wearing his Manner-Man Badge also!

Zayden is a CureJM warrior!  Everyone can help him fight his Juvenile Myositis by purchasing any of my children’s books through the CureJM Fundraiser at

CureJM Fundraiser

50% of the cost of the books goes to the CureJM Foundation to help find a cure for this so-far incurable children’s auto-immune disease.  You can also leave a name for any child or adult you would like acknowledged in my next book, along with Zayden and his sister Lily, as well as Jaden, Matthew, and Alyssa.

My other books include

The Golden Rule (Treat others the way you’d like to be treated)

Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! (About computers and good listening)

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece (See Art with your Heart)

Gimme-Jimmy (How a Bully learns to Share)

The Magic Word (Please…and also Thank-you!)

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys (Stop whining!!)

Santa’s Birthday Gift (Santa’s Christmas gifts are birthday gifts to baby  Jesus)


Please help us find a cure!!

Another 5-Star Review for The Golden Rule

Daisy Loves The Golden Rule

Daisy Loves The Golden Rule

I am proud to share this lovely review…

Story For More Than Children, April 23, 2016
By M. Moran Bishop

This review is from: The Golden Rule (Kindle Edition)

Once again Sherrill Cannon has written a wonderful story with a very special message.

The Golden Rule, is penned for the young, but is much more than a brilliantly written rhyming tale. It teaches how great it would be if everyone gave to each other what they would like to receive.

The illustrations are charming and go wonderfully with the story. Ms. Cannon’s clever and intelligent gift for telling a story in rhyme that does not talk down to a child, but instead is consistently at their level is unsurpassed in today’s children’s books.

Kudos to Ms. Cannon for another fabulous book. I highly recommend it.

(This is also a nice reminder that The Golden Rule is also an eBook now!)

See Art with Your Heart! My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

8 Awards, including Illustration Award for Kalpart!

8 Awards, including Illustration Award for Kalpart!

A friend reminded me about how much her children enjoy My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, so I thought I’d remind all of you!  The book is a 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner Children’s K-3, as well as winner of the Illustration Award!

Book Review

Gold Medal Children's K-3

Gold Medal Children’s K-3


Readers\’ Favorite Book Contest Award WinnerReaders\’ Favorite Illustration Contest Award Winner

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers’ Favorite

Illustration Award

Illustration Award

“Beauty certainly is in the eye of the beholder and nothing illustrates that truth better than My Fingerpaint Masterpiece written by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart. When a child is interrupted from a fingerpainting of his dog while at school, it is the start of a chain of events that leads one to wonder exactly how people determine what art becomes a masterpiece. On the way home, the child’s painting is blown out of his hands and lands in an art shop. It is then accidentally entered into an art contest and after the judges turn it in every direction, they decide that it is the winning entry. Disgusted with the outcome and the way that everyone is attempting to discover the deep meaning of his painting, the child tries to get everyone’s attention, but no one will believe him.

Sherrill S. Cannon and Kalpart have created a delightful story that actually gets right to the heart of what I think about some of the “masterpieces” that I have seen. My Fingerpaint Masterpiece expresses a truth about abstract art that few would ever admit. Splash several different colors on a canvas and anyone who is an “official critic” with enough imagination to make it into something will determine that it is a masterpiece. The colorful interpretation of the story by the illustrator of this story far exceeds many of the “masterpieces” in the modern art world in my opinion. Funny, colorful and brilliant, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece will put a satisfied smile on your face as you consider how silly some people can be about art.”

Giveaway for The Golden Rule on Rockin’ Book Reviews!

Addie, my Jr. Reviewer

Addie, my Jr. Reviewer

I just received notice that my book The Golden Rule is currently included in the Rain Rain Go Away Hop on Rockin’ Book Reviews that will be ending on April 26th.

Here is the link to the site:

Rain Rain Go Away! Hop GIVEAWAY!! (ends 4/26/16)

Two other books are included in the giveaway:

A Y/A Book – City of Light by Cheri Chelsea


A Non-fiction Book – Unemployable by David Thomas Roberts

Good Luck!

More Kid Comments about The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule - Treat others the way you'd like to be treated.

The Golden Rule – Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.

Love this story from a grandmother who gave The Golden Rule to her grands for their birthdays..

“M. and W. came into my room when they woke up this morning and I was glad to have the book Sherrill S. Cannon gave me to give them for their birthday. Her latest rhyming children’s book, The Golden Rule, elicited a few comments:

6 year old W. after ‘reading’ it said ‘this book is like her others. There is a problem in every book and the kids are trying to figure it out. It was funny how he confused rule with ruler.’

M… ‘my major ‘rule’ is “treat others the way you want to be treated” so I really like this book.’

Another winner!”

Thanks for sharing.  It’s nice to know children like to be nice!!

Love Getting Messages about Kids!

Ashlyn, my Kid Reviewer

Ashlyn, my Kid Reviewer


Love getting messages like this on Facebook…  Thanks, Donna!

“Love this author Sherrill S. Cannon and all of her books. Ashlyn’s absolute favorite ❤”

Ashlyn gives the Manner-Man Salute - for Mice and Spiders and Webs...Oh My!

Ashlyn (with Cassie) gives the Manner-Man Salute – for Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!

A Favorite Fan

I Love Ashlyn’s Smile